Early-Season Hurricanes Result In Greater Transmission Of Mosquito-Borne Infectious Disease

The timing of a hurricane is one of the primary factors influencing its impact on the spread of mosquito-borne infectious diseases such as West Nile Virus, dengue, chikungunya and Zika, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
According to the study, a heavy rainfall event (HRE) that occurs on July 1 results in 70 percent fewer disease cases compared to an HRE that occurs on June 1.